1986 Pontiac Sunbird Scheduled Maintenance

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1986 Pontiac Sunbird

How often should I service my 1986 Pontiac Sunbird?

Here’s Why 1986 Pontiac Sunbird Scheduled Maintenance Matters

When it comes to your Pontiac Sunbird, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, your Sunbird has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. But how do you know what service to get and when? There's no need to guess when it's time to get Sunbird maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1986 Pontiac Sunbird!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Pontiac, your vehicle manufacturer. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your Sunbird's life, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and prevent common 1986 Pontiac Sunbird problems.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Pontiac Sunbird Running Newer, Longer

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1986 Pontiac Sunbird for factory-recommended routine maintenance and our technicians will jump right in with a Courtesy Check. This Courtesy Check can establish a baseline of what may need to be addressed during your service appointment. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your Sunbird. We’ll check your head and tail lights, fluid levels, filters, tires (and their alignment!), and windshield wiper blades. We’ll also perform a free battery check to determine your battery’s charge level.

Could your 1986 Pontiac Sunbird be ready for a new battery? In general, car batteries only last three to five years. Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Pontiac Sunbird battery, and so can frequent short drives. Sure, you could wait until your battery is completely dead, but it’s a much wiser decision to replace it before you need to. Otherwise, you may find yourself (and your trusty Sunbird) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Pontiac Sunbird won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can help your 1986 Pontiac Sunbird's engine run smoother. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 1986 Sunbird. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 1986 Pontiac Sunbird.

Routine upkeep for your Pontiac Sunbird suspension and steering system can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, provide the appropriate Pontiac Sunbird steering and suspension services. This can include things like power steering fluid replacement, wheel alignment adjustments, replacement of struts and wheel bearings, and ball joint lubrication. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your Pontiac Sunbird's steering system with regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Pontiac Sunbird services, you might find yourself with a hot mess on your hands – quite literally. A damaged A/C system is never fun, and an overheated engine can cause significant issues (like a total car breakdown!). We can help you with all those issues. Our technicians have the knowledge and tools to repair and maintain the heating and cooling systems for your Pontiac Sunbird’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Is your Pontiac Sunbird radiator in need of replacement? We’ve got your back. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1986 Pontiac Sunbird maintenance.

So visit us regularly, or visit us urgently. Many locations are open on weekends and in the evening.

Want to know the secrets to maintaining your 1986 Pontiac Sunbird? Read on for answers to common maintenance questions!

Take an active role in maintaining your 1986 Pontiac Sunbird. Get answers to common Pontiac Sunbird maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Pontiac Sunbird? Check your car for pothole damage! If you’ve recently hit a pothole (or even if you don’t remember hitting one… they can be sneaky!) check your tire treads, tire sidewalls, and wheels for damage. Potholes can also knock your car out of alignment, so have your alignment checked if you suspect you’ve driven over a rough patch of road lately.
  • When should I switch my Pontiac Sunbird to high mileage oil? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Pontiac Sunbird? If so, request to switch to high mileage oil at your next oil change. This type of oil is specially formulated to keep aging engine parts in the best possible condition.
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my Pontiac? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Pontiac Sunbird in for a diagnostic code scan as soon as a dashboard warning light flashes on, whether it's your check engine or battery light. Dashboard lights alert you to trouble under the hood.

Get Work Done on Your Pontiac Sunbird

Take care of your Pontiac Sunbird and it'll take care of you. Schedule an appointment for routine maintenance today.